Ivan CimentUnited States
WE enjoyed the tour very much. Guide was very good with kids and very knowledgeable. Our walk thru the Gothic Quarter was fantastic. She was also very good at getting into the sights and making things work efficiently.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Ivan!! was my pleasure to spend a day in Barcelona with your family!! Barcelona still has more to offer! hope to see you again !!
Joanna RibnerUnited States
Diane GeromettaUnited States
Olga was outstanding! She gave us an in-depth explanation of the intricacies of the various artist that contributed to the design of this amazing project. We went directly into the church with no delay. She gave us excellent suggestions on what to see and do afterword in Barcelona. She made our short stay say here an exceptional one! We would highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your words Diane! I enjoyed to be with you and feeling the warmth of all your party. Was too short time ! I wish you all the best!!
Esaam IsmailUnited States
Olga gave us an excellent tour of Monserat and was very nice to accommodate our special requests. She is an excellent guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Esaam! Was my pleasure to be your private guide. I really enjoyed talking with you for two wonderful days! This job offers the possibility to learn on both sides from foreign countries and culture!
Esaam IsmailUnited States
Olga was an very fun and excellent guide. She was very informative and accommodating to our special requests. We highly recommend her.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Anna-Belle PilettaLancy, GENEVA, Switzerland
Olga a comblé nos attentes et s'est adaptée à notre petit groupe (2 bons marcheurs et deux flâneurs) La visite du carré d'or de Barcelone a été ponctuée d'anecdotes historiques; bon rythme et bien varié ! Olga est joyeuse, enjouée et nous a donné envie de revenir découvrir encore un peu plus de Barcelone en sa compagnie. Merci!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Anna! Je suis très hereuse de tes bonnes paroles! Etâit mon plaisir de vous montrer la ville de Barcelone et de compartir la belle promenade avec vous! Merci bien!
Joye GrabarczykUnited States
Avi AvidanUnited States
in addition to my prior posting we were very lucky to have Olga in more ways you can imagine. her special consideration during the Taxis strike in Barcelona was over and above what you except from a tour Guide.
Avi AvidanUnited States
Today was an amazing day spent in Barcelona with Olga. very educational and fun.
Avi AvidanUnited States
Olga is an amazing guide and special person. we enjoyed our time with her very much. her knowledge and passion for guiding the city is second to none.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Avi for your nice words, I will never forget our time together in Barcelona and I hope to see you again!
Irina KleynerUnited States
Sandy BonahoomUnited States
EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE! Olga was very friendly and accommodating. She was knowledgeable and fun to be with. There were 7 of us, with 2 different languages to deal with and it went very smoothly. We would ask for her again when we return to Barcelona!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Sandy for your words! I enjoyed very much beeing with your family and friends!! Some Guides can make the difference but also the guests!! Thanks again!! See you next time!
Matt McCormickUnited States
Olga was a delight to spend the day with in Barcelona. She is very personable and has a great passion for the history and architecture of Barcelona. She also provided great recommendations for restaurants and bars while we were staying in Barcelona.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You very much for the Rating, Matt, was a pleasure also for me to spend the day with you and your friends!!
Mary Katherine MeekUnited States
Olga was a superb guide. It made our visit to The Picasso Museum ever so much more enjoyable. The walk and other sites added interest.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mary ! Thank you! Was my pleasure to be your private guide and also enjoy the afternoon with you two. Wishing you a nice save travel home!
Lupe ArmentaUnited States
Olga was great! Very thorough and her personality gives you a sense of security that your in the right hands.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Lupe!! it's my pleasure to guide you and your family and be helpful during your trip to Barcelona!!
David AronbergUnited States
Olga was wonderful, knowledgeable, patient, answered all of our questions and was a fantastic guide for our family. We had a great experience and recommend her highly!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello David! Thank you very much for your review!! Was a pleasure to meet you and your wonderful family. I really hope to see you again when you will come back. There is so much to see still in Barcelona. Best regards. Olga
Bonnie TarantinoUnited States
We very much enjoyed Olga and our private tour of Sagrada Familia. Olga was wonderful in communicating with us before the tour. She was there on time and was able to navigate the very busy lines as it was the day before Easter. We had ages 10-50 in our group and she was good as speaking on everyone's level. You could tell she loved her work and suggested many other wonderful experiences for us to do in Barcelona.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bonnie! Thank you for the rating!! Was my pleasure to join your wonderful family and friends. Wish you all the best!
Penney GaciciaUnited States
We are docents at a museum so we have a very high level of expectation from other guides. Olga was well prepared, extremely informative and a delight. My group highly recommends her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Penney for your words and for choosing me!! I really enjoyed to be with you and your party!
Barker FrenchUnited States
Olga is very knowledgeable. She timed the multiple stops perfectly. We had a great time with her and recommend her services to anyone who has the chance to use her as a guide.
Alberta-Nani LukeUnited States
I highly recommend this tour of Barcelona. We covered most of the city and Olga was an excellent tour guide. Thanks Olga!
Steve ScanlonUnited States
No doubt there are some really good tour guides offered through this service. Olga has to be one of their stand outs. You would do well (very well) in having her guide you around "her city". Her warmth, knowledge and general persona made our day incredible. It was like having a friend (who knew a lot) guide you around Barcelona. Fun, enthusiastic and just real. I got the impression she just did this because she loved her town and loved being with people. I would have liked to give more stars!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Steve and Raffa, thank you very much for choosing me as your guide in Barcelona. We spent a wonderful time together! I am happy I could finally acomodate the day to your needs and welcome you for the first time to Barcelona! Hope to see you again! My pleasure!
We highly recommend a guide to make the most of your visit to the Sagrada.....Olga was a fountain of information.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Carolyn!! was my pleasure to be the private guide for your party!! wish you all the best for your following trip!
Olga is a superb guide. Very knowledgeable and she gave us lots of tips in advance and during our 2 tours that made our non guided time more enjoyable. We highly recommend the half day tour and the 2 hour tour of the Sagrada!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am truly gateful for your comments, I am very happy to have contributed to a good experience in Barcelona for you and your freinds. I want to thank you for choosing me and giving me the opportunity to show you my city and share it with you. Thank you very much!!
Alex InduniUnited States
Steven AntunezUnited States
Olga made us feel welcome very friendly and knew everything about Barcelona... show us how to use metro and all the little cafe's that were off the tourist beating path ... if I were to go back to Barcelona I would differently recommend Olga again for a tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Steven, you'll be always welcome! I hope to see you again!!
Benjamin CarlsonPhoenix, AZ, United States
What a great tour! Olga was so knowledgeable and professional. She made the experience so personal.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Benjamin! Thank you for your feedback! I am so happy I can show a wonder like the Sagrada and yoy enjoyed!!
Sue KuhnertUnited States
Olga was personable , understanding and very considerate with the children. She is I'm sure one of Your better guides. We would recommend her to all our friends.
Rachel KlevitUnited States
Olga is an excellent guide--very engaging, articulate, fluent in English. Seeing the Sagrada Familia without a guide would be like birdwatching without binoculars: you would miss so much. And Olga knew how to keep us informed and engaged.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Rachel!! was my pleasure to be your private guide!! you really inspired me!!
Marcia InmanSTURGIS, MICHIGAN, United States
Khalifa BinhabtoorUnited Arab Emirates
This was an amazing tour. Olga was informative and entertaining on this tour you will learn so much about the life of Picasso and his early works. I highly recommend Olga I would love to do more tours with her
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you ! was my pleasure to be your private guide and introduce you to Picasso in Barcelona!! I hope to see you again!!
Yakira LeevanUnited States
Craig ReayTucson,, AZ, United States
Kelly WilliamsonUnited States
Olga was amazing - we learned so much about Barcelona and the tapas scene. She was extremely accommodating, knowledgable and fun!! She learned what our interests were and tailored our walk accordingly. She took us to truly local establishments that you would never read about in the guidebooks. We all loved Olga and hope to see her again someday.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. Ery much Kelly! Next time we will explore more true locals !!
Dan HasshawUnited States
Dan HasshawUnited States
Olga is an amazing guide that takes professional care of all aspects of your tour and continued stay in Barcelona. She is a joy to be with while you discover the City of Barcelona. Thank you Olga from our group of s van that you looked after so well. Adios Amiga and till next time. Dan, Laura, and group.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dan! Was cool to meet your family and be part of your experience in Barcelona! My pleasure! All the best!
Ian CharmanUnited Kingdom
We took a whole day tour with Olga S. I must say it was excellent! Very informative and interesting, a nice mix of information and local colour. Thoroughly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ian!! I am glad my recommendations were useful! I hope to see you again!!
Mary Alison HughesCanada
Olga provided us with a wonderful tour of the Sagrada Familia, We would have missed so much without her detailed explanations and she was very generous with her time. My husband, an architect and I were just overwhelmed by the Sagrada Familia and thanks to Olga, we had an incredible tour in spite of the pouring rain and have some wonderful pictures and memories. We certainly recommend Olga as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Alison! Was my pleasure, I really enjoyed being to be your private guide and showing you the unique work of Gaudi. I am glad you had a great time visiting the Sagrada Familia with me. All the best!
Hayley HaskellUnited States
Olga was amazing!! We were a group of 6 from the US. She knew about all the little details of the church!! We would highly recommend her!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Hayley! We had a good time together!!you are also amazing couples, I enjoyed being your private guide in Barcelona!
Richard MuntzUnited States
We had little time in Barcelona and we had on the top of our list the Sagrada Familia and the Picasso Museum. These Olga arranged quite efficiently and was quite knowledgeable. We also got some local color at lunch going to a place for local food which was very enjoyable. One possible issue is that she does not drive but it may be that problems with traffic volume and parking may make outher transportation options preferable in any case.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Richard, was my pleasure to spend some hours with you in Barcelona, I really appreciate your rating. I would like to inform you that the driver's work is not compatible with that of guide. To be a tourist driver in Barcelona there is a need of special licence like for the Car.Licensed guides can make the guests skip the lines and are the only ones who are allowed to give explanations in the Museums and monuments, but we shouldn't drive cars,otherwise we would be committing an illegality
Ken ArleinUnited States
Olga was fantastic. Her English language skills are excellent. We toured with her for three half days. She made our trip most enjoyable, planning our days so we saw everything. She is extremely knowledgeable and personable, showing us things we would normally have missed. She accommodated all of our needs, including stopping back at our hotel to pick up my 90 year old mother, who joined us for part of each day. If you are looking for a guide, she is definitely first rate!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ken and Amy. You have a wondeful family! I enjoyed meeting you all and taking you around for some days.Have a good trip! Best regards for all your party!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Was my pleasure to meet you and your wonderful family!!
Ken ArleinUnited States
Ken ArleinUnited States
Leslie ShammasUnited States
Olga gave us the most amazing tour of the Sagrada Familia. As an architect, I asked lots of questions and she had every answer as she has been touring it for many many years! We plan to come back and tour it again when completed! It was the highlight of our Barcelona visit. Thank you Olga!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Leslie! I hope you had a wonderful start of this new year! See you again when the church is completed! Best wishes for 2017!
Monte GoldsteinUnited States
Olga was a super guide. She was informative and interactive. She made our Gaudi adventure top notch. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Monte and wonderful family! Was my pleasure! Wish you a great great trip!!
We were 4 friends in Barcelona for a few days & felt we had to book a tour of the famous Sagrada Familia to ensure we got to see the most important things. From my first enquiry with Olga to the actual tour, Olga made everything easy communicating in English. Olga's knowledge of the Sagrada Familia is excellent and with all the years that Olga has been a tour guide it is evident that she has a strong connection with this amazing place. Thank you Olga we all enjoyed the tour very much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Sue!! is always amazing to see the Church in evolution, also for me who has been seing for the last 2o years!! I am happy to know that was a nice experience for you! thanks again, see in you in 2026 for the opening ceremony!
Kathy KingNorth Bay, ONTARIO, Canada
We were a group of 10 and enjoyed an excellent tour with Olga. She was knowledgeable, flexible, great personality and planned an excellent tour to fit within our time frame.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kathy and family, friends, was my pleasure to spend the day with your party! Thank you!
Mario KieziUnited States
We couldn't have asked for a better tour guide than Olga! Very kind hearted person. Thank you. My wife and I (25 & 24) were on our honeymoon and stopped in Barcelona on a cruise. Olga was very informative and if we ever comeback will be sure to give her a call.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Samantha and Mario; I could'nt have better guests today! Was my pleasure to be your private guide and I wish you all the best for you two. You are a wonderful couple! Lots of happiness for your new life together!
Mark FreyUnited States
Excellent job to tailor tour to our personal interests.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mark! You know, was my pleasure and I really enjoyed also!!
Kandace CampbellHouston, TX, United States
Olga was wonderful. She went out of her way to purchase the tickets we woul need to see the sights we told her we wanted to see in Barcelona.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Kandance and John! was my pleasure to help you and I really enjoyed meeting people so interested in art and architecture!! Hope to see you again!
Pamela RootenbergUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Pamela was my pleasure to meet you!!
Lynn WeakUnited States
Great tour. Olga was enthusiastic and responsive to our needs. Everyone loved the tour and agreed that leaving early to beat the lines was the way to go! Thanks Olga!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You all! being with your family and showing you our Holly Shrine was my pleasure. We had a great day together!
Robert GettigUnited States
Olga was a very enjoyable guide and was very knowledgable about the church and its history. We highly recommend Olga!
Bonnie AsaUnited States
What a wonderful day my daughter and I had with Olga. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Bonnie! was my pleasure to spend the day with you and your beautiful daughter Trinity!!
Gail BickfordUnited States
Olga is a very knowledgable guide. She was able to answer all questions and especially in the Sagrada Familia made it easy to understand. We enjoyed her recommendations for lunch and dinner. She is a great guide!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am Glad you enjoyed my restaurant recommendations!! Thank you very much for your feed back!
Gail BickfordUnited States
Showed us places on our list to see and other places we. Might enjoy . We enjoyed her recommendations for coffee and tapas. Was knowledgeable about people and arcitecture. A great guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gail, I really had a great time with you guys!!
Olga is very accomodative and informative. We covered a lot in one day and very happy with our tour. Thanks Olga
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Joyce and Ronald was my pleasure!! Hope to see you in Indonesia sometime!
Maria LucianUnited States
We spent an amazing two days with our tour guide, Olga. She brings an amazing energy, passion and knowledge which made our tour incredible. We have a 12 and 17 year old and she took the time to make it very interesting for them as well. She exceeded our expectations and we highly recommend her for your tour in Barcelona.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Maria, was my pleasure to be your guide in Barcelona. You all are a wonderful family and you made me easy to spend time together!! Love your kids!! Congratulations!
Wendy SinettUnited States
Olga gave us an informative, fun and enjoyable tour of the sights in Barcelona related to Picasso then a fantastic tour of the highlights in the Picasso Museum. We had a great time and highly recommend Olga and this tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Wendy for contacting me! I also enjoyed to spend time with you and your charming family! Best Regards!
Carol TinsleyUnited States
Olga was punctual, friendly and very knowledgeable about the subject of our tour, Antoni Gaudi. We visited the Parc Guell first and had no lines. She suggested a 10 minute 4D movie that she thought my kids would enjoy. We then went to the Sagrada Familia and spent about an hour walking around and inside. She was very helpful in interpreting the different facades of the church and the artists who completed various phases of the relief doors and walls. We then took the Metro over to La Pedrera.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Carol, it was my pleasure to be your guide in Barcelona! Wish you a happy stay and a happy New Year!! Best, Olga
Tom HarwardUnited States
Michael BurtonUnited States
We very recently had Olga guide the three of us on a tour of various Gaudi buildings. Her thorough knowledge of Gaudi was invaluable. We also did a bit of walking through Barcelona. Olga was knowledgeable, personable and flexible. Her love of Gaudi shone through. Anyone interested in Gaudi should get Olga as a guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mike!! my pleasure to spend time with you and your wonderful family!!
Harry D PilaUnited States
Olga was terrific. She has an excellent outgoing personality and a great sense of humour. Her English is great as is her knowledge.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Harry! was my pleasure!!
Olga was absolutely wonderful. She adapted our tour perfectly to suit us and provided us with much additional and very useful information which helped greatly with the rest of our stay in Barcelona. She is such a warm, friendly and enthusiastic guide who delivers a wealth of knowledge in an easy and accessible manner. I wish we had booked more time with her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Virginia! I hope you enjoyed your stay in Barcelona! Was my pleasure to inform you what I should do as a traveller here!! Best regards
Portor GoltzUnited States
Olga made Barcelona come alive! We've had other tour guides in other cities, but Olga is the best by far. She is extremely knowledgeable, very articulate and wonderfully personable. Her expertise regarding the Gaudi church was simply amazing. She had a detailed answer for every one of our questions. By the time our tour was over we felt like old friends. Don't miss an opportunity to have Olga as your guide. She's worth much more than the cost of he tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Portor! I enjoyed very much also!! It's a shame that the time goes by so quick! I hope to see you again either in Barcelona or in the United States!! My best regards!
Olga was very welcoming and we immediately felt comfortable with her. She took us to some awesome sights and was very knowledgeable about their history. At our request she took us to some real authentic eating establishments which gave us a good feel for the local culture. The food for lunch was awesome.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Susan and Joe!! you were awesome!! I really enjoyed being with you and your friends, I had a wonderful tour day!
Michelle CoatsUnited States
Olga was an amazing guide- she made our trip,very enjoyable and informative! We will definitely schedule with her again on our next trip to Barcelona. Thank you Olga!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Michelle, my pleasure!!
Michelle CoatsUnited States
Olga was an incredible guide, very informative! She listened to our needs, if we needed coffee she stopped for coffee, same for lunch. She recommended some great coffee shops and restaurants, one was for dinner they served spectacular food! Per highly recommend Olga for future tours, she is a great guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michelle and Walt, I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed touring Barcelona together. Was a great pleasure to be your guide, thank you very much for choosing me as your private guide!!
Sue T.United States
She was wonderful. Olga is so well informed, shares history and tells wonderful stories to help you learn about the culture and history. She helped plan a fabulous lunch at a traditional local restaurant. We highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Thomas, I am glad you enjoyed our tour and the lunch!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Richard! Wish you a very pleasent stay in Spain!
We were 9 swedish tourist from 12 to 80. Olga gave us an excellent tour of the Sagrada Familia. She helped us understand incredibly much about Gaudi and the thinking behind what you see! We also saw La Pedrera and Olga guided on the roof and in the flat. She helped designing or tour to fit these 2 visit and it was excellent! I can strongly recommend Olga as you Barcelona guide. Personal, inspiring, savvy and funny!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Ann has been a pleasure to know you and your wonderful family!! Wish you the best forever!
Karen KasenUnited States
Olga's tour is a "work in progress". She was very nice, but really there was not much of a tour for the amount we spent. Took us to a place for chocolate drink and a candy store, and a store that made espadrilles then wanted us to tell her what we were looking for. We thought it would be more "fun"and better organized. We were disappointed although she was very nice.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am sorry the tour did not turn out as you expected. I am always open to suggestions so that my guests receive the own unique tour, tailored to their needs. I apologize for any miscommunications we may have had and will learn from this for future tours.
Edward EllingtonUnited States
As a first time visitor to Barcelona, nothing beats starting the day with Olga. Born and raised in Barcelona, her love for the city and it's history is evident at every stop. The Gotic tour, Catedral, and her personal insights into the life and works of Picasso were equally impressive. Olga also introduced me to Stix Tapas dining and Catalan wines-- a fun, gastronomical experience. If Picasso painted a perfect Barcelona guide it would be a portrait of Olga with Tours by Locals!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great explanation! you are the best Guest a guide can have ! Thank you very much for the amazing momentsnspent together!
Jon BoonUnited Kingdom
Olga was very friendly, knowledgable and efficient at arranging our trip to avoid waiting in any queues.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jon, we've had a wonderful day together!!
Diana FosterUnited States
Had Olga the day before for a half day tour of eating and shopping in Spain and was not disappointed! The food was wonderful as well as the shopping. The next day was a full day tour of barcelona . She was so thorough and knowledgeable of the history of not only barcelona but Spain. She has such a warm and caring personality. She was so accommodating to any change we wanted to make either day of our tours. We have used tours by locals several times in Europe but she is by far the best!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Diana! Was a great pleasure to be your guide!
Diana FosterUnited States
Olga was great. Very knowledgeable about Spain and its history as well as Barcelona. We have used tours by locals many times and she is probably the best we have ever had. She was very friendly and caring and made you feel like family. We also had her the next day for a full day tour! She was the best.
Charles R.United States
This was a "fun tour!" We walked from our hotel to the Gothic Quarter and Las Ramblas for shopping and sightseeing. My wife had a long list of shopping items to find for friends and family. Olga was able to suggest shops which eventually filled every item on the list. Along the way we learned about the history, interesting sights and buildings. We enjoyed lunch at a unique restaurant and relaxed for coffee.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Charles for your review!! I hope your family enjoyed the gifts and you arrived save at home. Looking forward to see you again either in Barcelona back or in Montana!! Lots of Love Olga
Charles R.United States
Olga is a very experienced and knowledgeable tour guide. She has a deep knowledge of the history, art, architecture and culture of Barcelona. She was able to quickly understand our interests and customize our tour. Her English is very good, so communication was not an issue. She is a pleasure to be with, a good conversationalist with an engaging personality.